Sing or Stamp? Stamp or Sing?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

All I can answer is...Thank the Lord I don't have to choose!!! I am so passionate about this paper and ink hobby of mine, but before I had it...outside my family and faith...I was most passionate about music. It has always been a huge part of my life...probably since before I can remember when, as a wee baby...I heard my mom and dad singing at home and at church. My favorites today come from contemporary praise and worship music, and they bring me so much JOY (EVEN through tears!!) ;) When I saw Embellish Magazine's color challenge with music, I knew I had to get back in the game with one of my most favorite challenge blogs! I found these colors a little difficult to interpret...they varied from computer to computer... that mocha or purple on bottom?...and I wasn't sure if that middle color was green or gold? Who knows...but luckily...interpretation is the name of the game. I used a little more of a gold color than others did, I think, but tried to add a little green to it just in case. And unfortunately I don't have ANY music themed stamps!!! Not real smart for a music lover, I know! I did have some sheet music paper from the Paper Studio, though, so I embossed my little bird cage right on that, added a little shading with distress inks, and cut it out.
I had a little scrap of paper that I liked with the colors I was using, and added trims for the rest of my background. The ribbon is from a couple different Etsy shops. My flowers were handmade with Papertrey's BB dies and the smallest one from a small star punch. The sentiment was done on my computer...from the heart!
Anyway...hope you like it! It's so good to play along with Embellish again! The DT has some beautiful inspiration to share!!
Remember...keep a song in your heart!!


  1. Oh YES!! Just one more thing we have in common Geri! Have to have that praise & worship going in my studio while I'm working. JOY all over the place!! Just like JOY is all over this gorgeous card you've created! Thank you, thank you!...Nancy :o)

  2. Absolutely beautiful Geri. Love the sheet music bird cage, and all your lovely embellishments. :)

    I couldn't sing if my life depended on it. I bet you are an amazing singer.

  3. Love the card, and I love these challenges. Color with object gives me some direction. My dad was a Musician the main vocalist in a dance band and I don't think there is an instrument he cannot play..uses no music and can sit at the organ and really pass some beautiful time. But never got ANY of that talent..just fortunate to have him

  4. Very pretty! And don't worry - you got the colors just fine. So glad you joined us at Embellish!

  5. GORGEOUS! I too LOVE music and singing but singing is not a talent of mine, so I make sure to keep it to my ears (and my poor kiddos) :o)
    This card is beautiful, I can see it as a winner. P.S. Thanks for the info about the leaves- I found them! :o)

  6. I love music too and do sing but not as often any more. it's a rare time that I don't have music on in the background, especially when I'm crafting. That little bird cage is so cute and I love the banner sentiment. Hugs!

  7. I love music but i am not much of a singer. Unless you want to chase the birds away :)
    Your card is gorgeous; as ususal:). The birdcage turned out breathtaking; I love the soft coloring of the music sheet paper.
    Fabulous card!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. This is so beautiful, I love the little details, especially the top of the birdcage - such pretty colours and design xxx

  9. gorgeous!!! I love the music behind the bird cage. All the details here are awesome!! Congrats on making Embellish top designer!! Well deserved!